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Eugene Hyatt, Stratford

Originally posted for the Holiday Extravaganza 2003 Families

Transcribed by Joanne Murray.  Contributed by Lisa Slaski.

  Hyatt, Louis E., was born in Lansingburgh, N. Y., January 17, 1862. He was educated in the public schools, Troy High School and Cornell University, and now conducts a life and fire insurance business.  September 21, 1889, he married Anna Van Kirk, of Ithaca, N.Y. and they have one daughter, Thelma V. K.   Mr. Hyatt’s father, Eugene, was born in Stratford, Fulton County, N. Y., May 18, 1829. He was educated in the public schools and Fairfield Academy, and became a lawyer. He came to Lansingburgh, N.Y., in 1854, and in 1869 formed a co-partnership with A. C. Comstock, under the firm name of Hyatt & Comstock. He was elected to the State Legislature in 1869, and was village attorney and justice of the peace for many years. He was a vestryman and treasurer of the Episcopal Church, was a member of Phoenix Lodge No. 58, F. & A. M., and a 32d degree Mason. October 25, 1859, Mr. Hyatt married Esther A. Ferris, then of Auburn, N.Y., by whom he had three sons: Louis E., N. Irving, who id professor of music in the Syracuse University; and John S., who is with the Walter A. Wood Co., of Hoosick Falls. John S. married Grace Bowman, of Lansingburgh, and they have two children:  Sherwood and Elsie. Mr. Hyatt died September 28, 1895. Louis E. is a member of Phoenix Lodge No. 58, F. & A. M. and has been senior deacon of the lodge. The family is of English and Scotch descent.

Source:  Anderson, George Baker. Landmarks of Rensselaer County New York. (C) 1897. Pg. 293. Syracuse, NY. D. Mason & Co., Publishers.

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